Format: .mobi (borrowed from the library)
Release Date: December 5, 2011
A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can't forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate's homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport.
As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace--and seems somehow achingly familiar.
Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer's business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed nature--especially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees.
I've been with the Midnight Breed since the very beginning. I remember when I saw an ad for the first book in the series and I remember meeting Danika early on. She was such a quiet character and unlike Elise (Midnight Awakening), when Danika lost her mate she was left very much alone. I was so happy to see her get a second chance at love and surprised at the connection between Danika and Brannoc.
A Taste of Midnight is a really short story that moves rather quickly and though it's part of the Midnight Breed series, aside from the heroine Danika, there's nothing connecting the events in this story to the larger one in the series.
As fast paced as this novella is, there's still plenty of heat and sexuality in both Brannoc and Danika which is always a given with a Lara Adrian story. If you're into sexy, scorching scenes with vampires, then Ms. Adrian is your go to author!
Final Verdict: A Taste of Midnight doesn't have to be read as part of the Midnight Breed series, it's a perfect standalone but fans of Lara Adrian's shouldn't miss it. New fans can pick this one up to get a taste of what the world of the Breed vampires is like and hopefully become hooked on it!